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Am 6. Oktober 2020 wurde der Verein „CORALLIUM SWISS“ als Trägerverein gegründet mit folgendem Zweck:

Der Verein bezweckt ein Kompetenz-Zentrum für „Marine Lebewesen“, bzw. wissenschaftlich nutzbare  Meerwasseraquaristik aufzubauen. Die Funktion sowie die Wichtigkeit und der Schutz dieser bedrohten Ökosysteme sind bei der Gesellschaft wenig bekannt. Der Verein setzt genau dort an und soll ein gemeinnütziges Angebot für die Gesellschaft schaffen, welches auf einem Drei-Säulen-Konzept aufbaut.

Schulung / Ausbildung / Sensibilisierung: Durch ein spezifisches Bildungsangebot können Schulklassen, Vereine oder Interessierte mehr über die verschiedenen Themen wie

- der Klimawandel und seine Folgen,
- Algen, die „blaue“ Lunge der Erde,
- was ist ein Stickstoffkreislauf,
- wie funktioniert die Photosynthese und
- über die marinen Lebensformen erfahren und erhalten so plakative Bildungsangebote, welche der Nachhaltigkeit dienen.

Zucht von Korallen, Fischen, Seepferdchen: Der Verein beabsichtigt Tiere zu züchten, um so Wildfänge und die Entnahme sowie den Import dieser Arten zu reduzieren und dadurch zu schützen. Dabei werden Erkenntnisse gewonnen, die auch in der Wissenschaft anerkannt und im Rahmen von Artenschutz-Massnahmen genutzt werden können.

Kleiner mariner Erlebnispark: Die Zuchtanlagen mit den dazugehörenden Schaubecken soll der Verein der Bevölkerung zugänglich machen, um so ein umfassendes Angebot zur Thematik anbieten zu können.

Der Vorstand setzt sich wie folgt zusammen:


Michael Liechti


Beruf: Dipl. Betriebsökonom BVS

Funktion im Verein: Leiter Management

30 Jahre praktische Meerwasser- und Korallenzuchterfahrung




Pascal Studer


Beruf: Selbständig

Funktion im Verein: Leiter Zucht

20 Jahre praktische Meerwasser-, Fisch- und Seepferdchen- sowie Korallenzuchterfahrung



Roger Bernhardsgrütter


Beruf: Maurer / Fachberater

Funktion im Verein: Leiter bauliche Massnahmen

20 Jahre praktische Meerwasser- und Seepferdchen- sowie Korallenzuchterfahrung


Michèle Schnetzler


Beruf: Master of Science MSc in Biologie mit Schwerpunkt Ökologie

Funktion im Verein: Leiterin Ausbildung / Seminare


Reinhard Stamm


Beruf: Sicherheitsexperte selbstständig, pensioniert,
           Tierpfleger mit eidg. Fähigkeitsausweis

Funktion im Verein: Leiter Strategisches und QS-Controlling, 
Jugendprojekte und Erlebnispädagogik

40 Jahre Aquaristikerfahrung, Zierfischzucht, Tierpflegekurse

About us

About us

On 6 October 2020 the association "CORALLIUM SWISS" was founded as a supporting association with the following purpose:

The aim of the association is to establish a competence center for "marine life", or scientifically usable seawater aquaristics. The function as well as the importance and protection of these endangered ecosystems are little known to the society. This is exactly where the association comes in and is intended to create a non-profit offer for society, which is based on a three-pillar concept.

Training / Education / Sensitization: Through a specific educational offer, school classes, associations or interested parties can learn more about the various topics such as

- climate change and its consequences,
- algae, the "blue" lungs of the earth,
- what is a nitrogen cycle,
- how does photosynthesis work and
- about marine life forms, and thus receive striking educational offers that serve sustainability.

Breeding corals, fish, seahorses: The association intends to breed animals in order to reduce wild catches and the extraction and import of these species and thereby protect them. In this way, knowledge is gained that can also be recognized by the scientific community and used in the context of species protection measures.

Small marine adventure park: The breeding facilities with the associated show basins are to be made accessible to the public by the association in order to be able to offer a comprehensive range of products on the subject.

The executive committee is composed as follows:

Michael Liechti

Profession: Dipl. Business Economist BVS

Function within the association: General Manager

30 years practical seawater and coral breeding experience


Pascal Studer
Vice President

Profession: Freelancer

Function within the association: Head breeding

20 years practical seawater and coral and seahorses breeding experience


Chiara Schütt

Profession: Individual customer advisor / Bank employee

Function within the association: CFO

Roger Bernhardsgrütter

Profession: Bricklayer / Technical adviser

Function within the association: Head of construction measures

20 years practical seawater and coral and seahorses breeding experience

René Ziegler

Profession: Bachelor of Science in Tourism, Key Account Manager

Function within the association: Head of Marketing

Reinhard Stamm

Profession: Security expert self-employed, retired,
                      Animal keeper with federal certificate of competence

Function within the association : Head of strategic and QS-Controlling, youth projects and experiential education

40 years of aquaristic experience, ornamental fish breeding, animal care courses

Timo Vogel

Profession: Mechanic / Locomotive driver

Function within the association: Manager Technology

10 years practical seawater and coral breeding experience

Michèle Schnetzler

Profession: Master of Science MSc in Biology with a focus on ecology

Function within the association: Head of training and seminars


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Providing knowledge to be able to protect

Only those who know how the animals live, how their habitats function and how the ecological processes take place will understand why the most important nature reserves need to be protected. With our project we want to draw attention to this problem in inland Switzerland. Climate change, sea level rise, earth and ocean warming, coral bleaching and coral death concerns us ALL!


Demonstration and breeding facilities

To achieve an impressive and lasting sensitization, real habitats for demonstration purposes are required. In addition, local breeding of marine creatures can reduce the natural extraction of fish, corals and seahorses and the import of these animals and thus the pressure on the entire ecosystem. In this way, scientifically useful knowledge is also gained, which benefits the protection of nature and species.


Marine World of Experience

The professional demonstration and breeding facilities, which are constructed in accordance with all national and international laws (protection of species, Code of Ethics and Animal Welfare of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums WAZA), are made accessible to the public in order to create an impressive and economically viable offer. In this way, training courses can be offered in a manner appropriate to the target group and a sustainable effect can be achieved.

Project costs

The total project costs for the facilities amount to at least 200'000 CHF.



The association would like to realize this project and is dependent on your financial support. The construction and maintenance is done by members of the association on a voluntary basis until the project is self-sustaining. Through patronage, private or legal persons can support the project by contributing to the association's account (IBAN: CH31 0686 6595 0931 7783 1). Our patrons are distinguished into the following categories;

  • „Platin“                (from  25'000 CHF)
  • „Gold“                  (from 10'000 CHF)
  • „Silver“                (from   5'000 CHF)
  • further supporters

​​​​and, in accordance with our marketing concept, presented in a highly visible manner on the social media platforms and in the Aqua Center. Of course, patrons can also remain anonymous. If the project is not realized by the end of 2021, the donations will be returned immediately.
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Contractors or suppliers who support us through services, installations or by providing material (products / accessories) are divided into the same categories and are also owed at the different locations.


The marine biology, the water chemistry and technology fascinates and inspires us as Coral lovers at the same time. Deepened knowledge but increased our discomfort in terms of our environment and especially with regard to our underwater ecology.


(only) the rainforests (land biosphere) and the atmosphere absorbs what the human being greenhouse gas released, but in particular the oceans with their algae and "corals" are for the absorption of CO2 and release of Oxygen O2 responsible! The role of our Oceane as the largest CO2 - storage is only really known to a few people.

And right there

is the starting point of our project "CORALLIUM LIFE". We give the broad population insights into the underwater world (SHOW) and create thus knowledge (KNOW), in order to finally ensure the protection of the Oceane from Switzerland and to promote our questioning behavior (ACT). We achieve this goal with the striking demonstration of functioning and non-functional ecosystems.

Coral breeding

Our plants are built with a demonstration tank (natural habitat), a technical tank (for filter media/ skimmers etc.) and a settling tank (young corals and fragments) in a water circuit. In cooperation with our partners, water analyses are carried out and the results are processed using the knowledge and experience gained from our facilities.

Sale of offspring

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